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MINUTES 



AUtt ** BAPTIST HBTOWCAl SOOOT 



OF THE 



Fo^PY-JflHIl^D pNNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Carey Baptist Association, 



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THE DAV15TON BAPTIST CHURCH, 

Daviston, Ala., October 13, 13 and 14. 






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BUSINESS DIRECTORY. 



The Moderator shall call the meeting to order. 
Read the letters and enroll the names- of messengers, 
Elect a Moderator and Clerk. 
The Clerk shall be Treasurer. 

Moderator appoint Committees on Preaching and Finance. 
Read Abstract of Prineiples.Gonstitutionartd-Rules of Decorum. 
.Call for Petitionary Letters^ 

Receive Correspondents from sister Associations. :< 
Appoint Correspondents toaister Associations arid Conventions. 
Call for reports of Standing Committees. 
Approve places of bolding district meetin-s. 
Appoint a person to write Corresponding Letters. 
The Preaching Committee to report who shall preach the Intro- 
ductory Sermon at the next session. . 

Appoint time and place of holding tlwnyact session of this Asso- 
ciation. . 

Hear the Report on Finance. 
Consider resolutions tha 
Miscellaneous business. 



entertained by the body. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



FOI^FY-JPHII^D pNNUAL SESSION 



Carey Baptist Association, 



HELD WWH 



THE DAVISTON BAPTIST CHURCH, 

Davlston, Ala., October 1a. 13 and 14. 



...I897... 



OFFICERS: 
REV. \V. T. DAVIS, Moderator, Lineville Ala. 
J. A. BELL, Clerk and Treasurer, Lineville, Ala. 



The next session of the Cftrey Baptist Association Will be held with Concord 
Church, Clay County, Ala., commencing on Tuesday 
. before the third Sunday in October, 1898. 



PRESS OF OUR MOUNTAIN HOME, 
TALLADEGA, ALA., 
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MINUTKS. 



The ministers and messengers composing the forty - 
' third annual session of the Carey Baptist Association 
assembled with Daviston Baptist Church on Tuesday, the 
12th day of October, 1897, at 1 1 o'clock a. m. 

After singing and prayer, the Introductory Sermon 
was preached by Rev. W. H. Preston. Text, Luke 22 : 
29 and 30. 

Afternoon Session — 1 : 30 p. m. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. W. T. Davis, and after the devotional exercises, con- 
ducted by John P. Shaffer, the letters from the churches 
were read by C. J. Bentley, G. S. Anderson and F. J. 
Ingram, and the following messengers from the churches 
were enrolled : 

Ashland — J. R. Jarrell, J. J. Smith and L. G. Dean. 
Antioch — D. L. Haynes and W. P. Webber. 
Hatchet Creek — T. W. White and J. L. Ingram. 
Friendship- 
Liberty — G. C. Haynes, T. R. Pruett and J. H. Allen. 
Mount Lebanon — 
Rock Hill — 

Spring Hill (Clay)— J. W. Treadwell and M. W. Whatley. 
Pole Bridge — J. W. Riley. 

Bowdon Grove — N. V. Thomas and C. J. Hamlin. 
Mount Zion^-S. E. Bradberry and M. Allen. 
Millerville — J. W. Martin. 

New Salem — J. O. Davis, B". J. Worthy and C. G. Cook. 
Providence — E. C. Holdridge, J. V. M. Polk and W. B. Sorley. 
Rockey Creek — P. W. Mahan and R. J. Moody. 
Rock Springs — B. F. Luker and F. J. Ingram. 
Sardis — rfc H. Burns. 
Union Hill — W. J. Williams. 

Bethel (Clay)— A. W. Brewer, John Truett and M. Parrish. 
County Line — H. H. Beard, E. J. Fargason, W. S. Miller, J. W. 

Dean and L. Leftwich. 
Corinth — 

Lystra — J. H. Gaither and J. W. Bass. 
Mount Calvary — J. P. Motley and C. A. Allen. 



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Mount Olive-]. L. Muncns, J. W. Wright and Theo. Rotton. 
Mount Pisgah— A. J. Mathis, J. I. Waldrop and J. T. Mountain. 
Mountain Springs— W. G. Worthy, W. H. Lowery and J. A. 

Burns. 
Union— J. L. Edwards, R. E. N. Price, G. W. McClain and J. P. 

Motley. 
Spring Hill (Tal.)— O. J. Ison, W. B. Thompson, J. D. Dunn and 

J. M. Boon. 
Antioch — L. B. Champion and J. D. Pepper. 
Concord— Z. T. Carpenter and J. T. Watts. 
Good Hope— M. H. Weaver and Sol. Whatley. 
Lineville— J. W. Moon, J. A. Bell, O. T. Smith, C. S. Weaver and 

W. P. Arnett. 
Mount Prospect— J. W. T. Hendon, J. T. Floyd and J. B. Cockrell. 
New Hope — W. W." Wilson and J. D. Farrow. 
Salem— W. M. Farrow, J. Bradford and J. A. Farrow. 
Shiloah — A. P. Oslin and N. D. Parker. 
Zion Hill— W. B. Smith, J. W. Ingram and J. C. Bruce. 
Mt. Pleasant — R. H. McCain and Thomas Moore. 
Holly Springs— J. O. Muncus, J. L. Jordan and W. M. Muncus. 

Call for petitionary letters : Received a letter from 
Antioch Baptist Church. Church was admitted into the 
Association. 

W. T. Davis, of Lineville, Ala., was re-elected Moder- 
ator, an' 1 T- A. Bell, of Lineville, Ala., was re-elected 
Clerk ar I Treasurer. 

Correspondents were received, viz : 

East Liberty— J. P. Shaffer, G. L. Bell, W. C. Bledsoe, A. S. 
Brannan, J. L. Gregorv, ]. O. Bledsoe, R. A. J. Cumbee, 
. Henry Jarrell, F. P. Nichols, J. E. McGlaughn, J. M. Bol- 
ton, G. W. Adair, J. T. Harris, W. J. Busbee, F. M Hand- 
ly, J. W. Grammil,*T. J. Blackwelder and W. W. Still. 

Rock Mills — Richard Moore. 

Hoiling Springs — J. A. Shadix. 

Tuskeger — G. S. Anderson. 

Central — W. R. Whatley. 

The Moderator announced the following committees 
to report ;it the present session : 

Preachin i Committee — H. H. Beard, Z. T. Carpenter, with pastor 

ar d messengers of Daviston Church. 
Finance Committee — M. W. Whatley, O. T. Smith and F. J. 
Irj:ram. # 

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On i lotion, hours of meeting were adopted as follows: 

Commence at 8:30 a. m. and adjourn at 4 p. m. 

Committee on Hospitality made report, and then, on 
motion, the body adjourned. 



Preaching Committee announced that Dr. W. C. Bled- 
soe would preach at 8 p. m., in the church, and Rev. A. S 
Brannan at 9 o'clock, Wednesday morning, and Dr. G. S. 
Anderson at 11 o'clock, in the grove. 



Wednesday, October 13 — 8:30 A. m. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator, 
and devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. W. R. 
Whatley, after which correspondents were appointed as 
follows : 

East Liberty— C. J. Hamlin, W. T. Davis, J. A. Bell, J. R. Con- 
ger, R. M. Allen, W. O. Jenkins, U. V. Thomas, W. H. 
Preston, C. J. Bentley, M. A. Johnson, J. J. Smith, W. P. 
Arnett, J. W. Jones, "A. D. Thompson, J. W. Moon, H. J. 
Willingham, Z. T. Carpenter, M. W. Whatley, H. H. Beard, 
N. D. Parker, J. W. Dean, L. B. Champion, W. H. Preston, 
F. J. Ingram. 

Boiling Springs— W. O. Jenkins, C. J. Hamlin, W. H. Preston, W. 
T. Davis, J. T. Watts, C. J. Bentley. 

Rock Mills— W.'R. Rotton, R. M. Allen, W. M. Worthy, J. W. 
Lowrey, J. W. Jones, J. L. Edwards and J. H. Giles. 

Central— C. J. Bentley, B. F. Luker, J. M. Luker and M. A. John- 
son. 

Coosa River— W. T. Davis, W. O. Jenkins, H. J. Willingham, M. 
A. Johnson and A. C. Johnson. 

Tallapoosa River — J. A. Dunn. 

Arbacooche— W. H. Preston, J. C. Motley, J. T. Motley, J. W. 
Dean, L. Leftwich, W. M. Whatley, F. J. Ingram, W. P. 
Arnett. 

Calhoun — W. O. Jenkins. 

State Convention— C. J. Bentley, W. H. Preston, J. R. Jarrell, J. 
C. Motley. J. A. Dunn, W. T. Davis, W. O. Jenkins, R. M. 
Allen, J.'R. Conger, J. D. Pepper, W. B. Thompson, W. P. 
Arnett, A. D. Thompson, B. F. Luker, F. J. Ingram, W. M. 
Worthy, J. W. Jones and J. W. Lowrey. 

Southern Baptist Convention — To convene at Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia, May, 1898: W. T. Davis, Alternate: C. J. Bentley. 

It was suggested that the churches defray the expenses 
of the delegate to the Southern Baptist Convention. 

Times and places of holding district meetings : 

First District — To convene with Ashland church, Friday and Sat- 
urday before the fifth Sunday in October, 1897. 

Second District— To convene with Rock Springs church, Friday 
before the fifth Sunday in July, 1898. 

Third District — To convene with Union church. 

Fourth District — To convene with Lineville church, Friday and 
Saturday before the fifth Sunday in May, 1898. 



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On motion, it was agreed to have all reports on mis- 
sions read and discussed under one head. Reports on 
Home, State and Foreign Missions were read. On motion, 
it was agreed to discuss the above reports at night. 

The report on Sabbath-schools was read. Discussed 
by Brethren J. D. Dunn, C. J. Bentley, J. P. Shaffer, G. 
S. Anderson, Jas. O. Bledsoe, W. R. Whatley, R. E. 
Conger, R. M. Allen. Adopted. 

Adjourned for one hour. 

Report on Temperance read. Discussed by VV. H. 
Preston, W. R. Whatley, G. S. Anderson. Adopted. 



2 o clock, p. M. 

Report of Executive Committee was read and adopted. 

Report on Bible and Colportage work was read and 
discussed by W. T. Davis, VV. C. Bledsoe/ T. B. Fargason, 
C. J. Bently. Adopted. 

Preaching Committee announced that Rev. R. A. J. 
Cumbee would preach at 3 o'clock in the grove. 

On motion, the regular order of business was sus- 
pended, and the following amounts were pledged for the 
ensuing year for Missions : 



Ashland $25.00 

Bethel 2.50 

Bowden Grove 4.00 

Concord 5.00 

County Line 5. 00 

Good Hope 10.00 

Hatchett Creek ..... 5.00 

Liberty . 10.00 

Lineville 100.00 

Lystra- 5.00 

Millerville 20.00 

Mt. Calvary ....... 5.00 

Mt. Pleasant ...... 10.00 

Mt. 



Mt. Zion .....'...$ 5.00 

New Hope ....... 2.00 

Providence . . . 1 . . . 20.00 

Rock Springs 10.00 

Salem 5.00 

Sardis 10.00 

Shiloah . . . 10.00 

Spring Hill (Clay) .... 10.00 
Spring Hill (Tal) .... 30.00 

Union 5.00 

Zion Hill . . . . J . . . 2.00 
Mountain Springs .... 2.50 
Antioch (Clay) . . : .. . . 5.00 



Pisgah 2.00 

Report on Periodicals was read. Discussed by W. C. 
Bledsoe. Adopted. 

Report on Orphans' Home was read. Discussed by 
J. P. Shaffer, J. C. Motley and J. R. Stodghill. Adopted. 

On motion, the regular order of business was sus- 



pended and the following resolution was introduced by J. 

R. Jarrell: 

Whereas, Rev. Dr. Whitsett, President of the Southern Baptist 
Theological Seminary and Professor of Church History, in his de- 
liverances has betrayed a want of harmony with his denomination 
and offended his brethren and thereby originated confusion, division 
and strife with the constituency of that institution, thus demonstrat- 
ing his incapacity to administer the affairs of that school. 

' Therefore, we as an Association do hereby put ourselves on 
record as petitioning the authorities in the premises to displace, said 
Dr. W. H. Whitsett from his place as President and Instructor in 
said Seminary. 

Discussed by C. J. Bentley, J. P. Shaffer, J. L. Greg- 
ory, J. C. Motley, J. R. Stodghill and W. R. Whatley. 
Adopted. 

On motion the Association adjourned until 7 : 30 

o'clock p. M. 



7:30 



M. 



J. L. Gregory, acting Moderator. 

The subject of Missions was discussed by Dr. J. P. 
Shaffer, W. C. Bledsoe, G. S. Anderson, T. B. Fargason, 
J. D. Dunn, W. T. Davis, J. L. Gregory, and adopted. 

A collection was taken up for State Missions. Col- 
lected $10.75. 

Adjourned until 8: 30 a. m., Thursday. 

THURSDAY, 8 : 30 A. M. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator, 
and devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. P. H. 

Burns. 

The report on Ministerial Education was read. Dis- 
cussed by Brethren J. R. Conger, G. S. Anderson, J. P. 
Shaffer, J. R. Stodghill, J. L. Gregory, J. C. Motley, W. 
O. Jenkins and Richard Moore. Adopted. 

Report on Finance read and adopted. 

The clerk was appointed to write the corresponding 

letter. 

Rev. J. R. Stodghill was appointed to preach the in- 
troductory sermon at the next session of the body. 



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A motion prevailed that the next session of this Asso- 
ciation be held with Concord Baptist Church, on Tuesday 
after the second Sunday in October, 1898. 

On motion a collection was taken up for the Orphans' 
Home. Amount, $11.02. 

The following resolutions were offered : 

Resolved, 1st, That the Clerk be allowed $15.00 for preparing 
minutes. 

Resolved, 2d, That the sincere thanks of this body be tendered 
to the Baptist church and citizens of Daviston for the very hospitable 
manner in which the Association was entertained. 

Miscellaneous business. 

A collection was taken for Bro. I. N. Cole. Amount, 
$11.72. Also a collection for Antioch church. Amount, 
$7.60. 

Dr. John P. Shaffer made a short talk, after which 
Dr. W. C. Bledsoe led in prayer. 

The Moderator announced that the Association stood 
adjourned. 

W. T. DAVIS, Moderator. 
J. A. BELL, Clerk. 



Amount pledged to pay what is due Bro. Davis for 
work : 



Ashland .' . . $2 00 

Concord 1 00 

County Line 1 00 

Lineville 5 00 

Millerville 2 ^o 

Providence ....... ^ bo 

Total . '. . . 



Rock Springs jjti 00 

Spring Hill (Tal.) . . . 1 50 

Union- 50 

Zion Hill 2 50 

Mountain Springs ... 1 op 

Antioch (Clay) ..... 1 00 
. . . $24.00. 



These amounts are now due and expected to be paid 
at once. 



REPORTS. 



REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The Baptists of Alabama in the division of the mission work 
have given to the State Board the following points : 

i. Evangelistic. 

2. Missionary Pastoral Work. 

3. Institute Work. 

4. Bible and Colportage Work. 

1. We now have six Evangelists operating under the direction 
of this Board, towit: A. E. Burns in North Alabama; J. W. Sandlin in 
North-west Alabama; J. V. Dickinson in West Alabama; Geo. S. 
Anderson in East Alabama; W. A. Parker, Sr., in South-west Ala- 
bama; and A. J. Preston in South-east Alabama; together with sev- 
eral Associational Missionary Evangelists in different sections of the 
State. These are earnest, consecrated men of God who are preach- 
ing the gospel of peace in the destitute portion of this common- 
wealth, and to awaken and cultivate a deeper interest in the great 
commission to "Go Teach All Nations" — and all work fostered by 
our people. 

2. Missionary Pastoral Work is carried on by this Board 
in such places as it may deem important. These Pastors are ap- 
pointed by the Board and supported by the denomination. This is 
a very important branch of missionary work in a great and growing 
State like Alabama, where towns spring up in the mining districts, 
and strangers oftimes with strange religions are brought within our 
borders. 

3. The Board authorizes Institute Work to be carried on by 
each Evangelist in his own district. Brother G. S. Anderson ha? 
done much work of this kind in our own district. His Institute work 
is much appreciated in this Association by all our people and espe- 
cially by our ministers who have been so fortunate as to attend them. 
We would most earnestly commend Brother Anderson's work in this 
line. 

4. Bible and Colportage work is^ncouraged by this Board 
wherever possible. It has in its employ some good and efficient mis- 
sionary Colporteurs. However, it is thought best that this work be 
done by the Association, the work done to be reported to the State 
Board so as to reach permanent record. The Carey has just cause 
to be grateful for the work done along this line by Brethren 
Driver, Davis and Dunn. The placing of the Word of God and 
other religious literature in the hands of the people, is a work the 
importance of which it is difficult to overestimate. 

Besides the above duties the State Board has charge of Home 
and Foreign Missions and earnestly looks after these great interests. 

The State Mission Journal is the organ of the State Board, and 
we commend it to all our people. The Journal is edited by the Sec- 



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retary of the Board, Rev. W. C. Bledsoe, Montgomery, Alabama, 
and the price is 50 cents per annum, or 25 cents in clubs of ten. 

Your Committee most earnestly commends the work of the 
State Board. It is our work, it is God's work, and deserves ours vm- 
pathy. prayers and help ; and if we would see Alabama continue to 
our children, the Christian community that it should be, we must 
meet at our gates the influx of foreign population, and present to 
them the Word of God and break to them the Bread of Life. 
Through this Board is a most efficient channel of doing this impor- 
tant work for the Master. 

M. W. Whatley. 
Jas. R. Jarrell. 



HOME MISSION REPORT. 

The Home Mission Board, or Committee of the Southern Bap- 
tist Convention has its headquarters at Atlanta, Georgia, with Dr, 
I. T. Tichenor as its worthy Secretary. 

This Board has supervision of the work among our own native 
white population in destitute localities, among the Negroes, among 
the Indians, in the mountain regions, among the foreigners — espe- 
ciall in large cities — and in Cuba. 

There are many places in some States where destitution is very 
great, and especially is this the case in Louisiana, Texas, and the In- 
dian Territory. 

This destitution the Home Mission Board is attempting to sup- 
ply in co-operation with State work already organized. 

God ha- brought to our doors a large population of a race whose 
history is already blended inseparably with our own Southland, and 
this people look to us for spiritual food and for a pure gospel. We 
have done something already for the negro, but thev vet invite our 
deepest sympathy and most hearty support as a people "destined and 
yet to play an important part in'our nation's historv. The Home 
Board work among them is doing much good to elevate them as a 
race and fit them for preaching to their own people the gospel of 
Jesus. 

The mountain region of the Carolinas, Tennessee, and other 
States is fast becoming populated and these strongholds of life and 
energy are seized on by the Home Board work. 

Many foreigners land annuallv on our Southern shores, bringing 
with them their hurtful and blighting notions of false religions and 
isms. To these the Gospel of Christ is presented 'ere their feet 
have pressed the soil of a free republic, where their pernicious doc- 
trines come to inoculate our own people. 

The work in Cuba is almost at a standstill, but we are trving to 
hold our own there expecting when Cuba shall be free to speed on to 
that Island home the glad news of spiritual freedom in the death of 
Jesus on the cross. . 

Then among the Red men who once roamed as monarchs of the 
Western woods but whose freedom has been so abruptlv checked 
through the intrusion of the white man, this Board has endeav- 
ored to plant the banner of Jesus, and there to tell to that people of 
another happy land other than that of which the Indian loves to ■ 
dream as the Red man's happv hunting ground. 

This good work has been felt in all our Southland, and its claims 



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upon us are yet great when we remember that this is the pioneer mis" 
sion work of our country and much remains to be done. 

Its receipts for the Convention year of 1896-97 in cash, and 
boxes of clothing for frontier missionaries were $103,848.40. 

We herewith append a statistical table furnished by the Home 
Board of its work, for the year just closed: 

SUMMARY, 

Summary of work for the past conventional year is as follows : 

Missionaries . 411 

Weeks of labor 11,075 

Churches and stations . . 1,626 

Sermons and addresses 48,508 

Prayer-meetings 11,237 

Religious visits 62,175 

Baptisms 5,617 

Received by letter 6,672 

Total additions . , . . 13,295 

Churches constituted 207 

Houses of worship built 92 

Houses of worship improved 129 

Amount expended on houses of worship . . -......$ 52,040 

Sunday-schools organized 372 

Teachers and pupils \ ..... . 10,725 

Bibles and Testaments 2,595 

Tracts distributed (pages) 645,346 

The State Boards of Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, 
Florida, Georgia, Indian Territory, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, 
Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma Territory, South Carolina, 
Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Western Arkansas and Indian Territory 
and Western North Carolina are in co-operation with us in part or 
the whole of their work. C. |. Bkntley. 

J. W. Moon. 



REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Dear Brethren: Much has been said, and essay after essay 
has been written; report after report has been made, and great good 
has been accomplished. Hundreds of souls have been quickened and 
brought to life by preaching the gospel in heathen lands. It is said 
that 700,000,000 people are yet in heathenism, perishing without the 
gospel. We learn from Romans 1 : 16 that the gospel is the power 
of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. Now, how did 
the gospel reach us? Only by others obeying the command. Then, 
to us, the gospel came free. Let us freely give, as we freely received. 
One hundred and five years ago William Carey stood alone as the 
first missionary in India, and now the time is near at hand when she 
will do her own preaching and will be selfsustaining. Dear Breth- 
ren, if the gospel is God's power anywhere, is it not every where? 
The great judson only saw seven converts in the first fourteen years 
of his missionary tour, but at the expiration of 32 years he had not 
only translated the Bible into Berman, but was permitted to see 7,361 
converts. Then, was his life a failure, or was the expense too much ? 
No, a thousand times no. Among the Telugus in 1866 there were 11 
baptisms and 38 members, and in 1889 there were 6,000 baptisms. In 



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the region of Lake Victoria 18 years ago there was not a missionary- 
there;, Now there are 40,000 Christian natives and 200 churches. In 
the Fijii Island the natives, 60 years ago, were canibals. Today 
they have 800 churches and four-fifths have accepted Christ. In 1872 
the first church was organized in Japan. Twenty years after there 
were 365 churches and 35,000 church members, 359 theological stu- 
dents and 233 oraained native preachers. Time would fail me to 
tell of the wonderful work that is being done in the foreign fields 
today with 12,011 foreign missionaries, 60,164 native assistants, 
1,251,172 communicants in the foreign lands and the number of com- 
municants doubling; in less than every ten years. Now, who can say 
the work is a failure and nothing has been done? Now, there are 
800,000,000 heathen yet in darkness. Shall we not help? 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. Preston, Chairman. 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS AND LITERATURE. 

Dear Brethren — We, your Committee, beg leave to submit the 
following : 

We recommend the Alabama Baptist as worthy of support and 
confidence. We believe it has done and is still doing much to build 
up and unify the churches in all of our denominational interests. 
But in order to make it still more effectual, it should be more ex- 
tensively read by our people. We recommend our Southern Baptist 
Convention series of Sunday-school helps. We believe it to be as 
good, if not^bf tter than any other literature. We further insist on 
our people using it, because it is an enterprise of the Southern Bap- 
tists and it should be supported by us. 

We recommed the mission journals to all our churches and peo- 
ple. The Foreign Mission journal, the Home Field and State Mis- 
sion Monthly. 

We believe by a perusal of these periodicals, our people would 
do more for missions than they are now doing. We earnestly ask 
our brethren to study these journals, for we believe they will be an 
incentive to do more for our fellows who are dying without the sweet 
story of Jesus. Very respectfully submitted, 

Jas. R. Jarrell, Chairman. 



REPORT OF EVANGELIST AND COLPORTEUR. 

Number of Bibles and Testaments sold, 206; value $98.47. 
Nur ,ber of religious books sold, 45; value, $14.50. Bibles and Tes- 
taments donated, 7; value $1.95. Total value $114.60. Number of 
Sunday-school lectures, 10; number of prayer meetings attended, 
36; number sermons preached, 62; number families visited, 205; 
number of miles traveled, 780; Days work done, 135: Amount due, 
$112.50. 

W. T. Davis, Evan, and Col. ' 



REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

We, your Committee on Temperance, submit the following re- 
port : 



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The inspired man of God, towit : Paul, tells us to be temperate 
in all things. Then we ought to be temperate in eating and sleeping, 
in fact, in all of our habits, and especially in the use of strong drink. 
If you will suffer me to use an encyclopedia in the following quota- 
tion, "Intemperance is the grievous sin of our country; it has de- 
stroyed more lives than wars, famine and pestilence. And if we 
would listen to divine admonition, we hear it speak in the catalogue 
of vices that no drunkard can enter the kingdom of heaven. We 
s^e from th2 reports of the brewers of the United States how 
500,000 hands in their employ and the fruits of their labors are the 
destruction of 2,000,000 men and boys annually. The world con- 
sumes $900,000,000 annually for alcoholic liquors." The same report 
shows for missions, $5,506,000; for public education, $85,000,000; 
boots and shoes, $155,000,000; cotton goods, $210,000,000; iron and 
steel, $290,000,000; meat, $300,000,000; bread, $506,000,000; tobacco, 
$600,000,000 ; liquor, $900,000,000, which is $500,000 more for whiskey 
than for bread and meat, missions and public education. My God . 
My God! When will this evil cease? The cost of liquor annually 
would support 900,000 missionaries, on a salary of $1,000 each, and 
twenty converts to each missionary annually. Would educate 
1,800,000 children on a salary of $500 annually, saying nothing of the 
evils of 500,000 men employed in rotting grain, destroying food and 
turning it into poison, killing its thousands and making wives widows, 
and children orphans. 

God says in Proverbs 20:1 that, "Wine is a mocker, strong 
drink is raging and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." Pro- 
verbs 23-29 says, "Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath 
contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? 
He that tarreth long at the wine." God tells us that no drunkard 
can enter heaven. Christ tells us in Mathew 24: 49-51 verses, that if 
man eats and drinks with the drunken that he will cut him asunder 
and appoint him his portion with the hypocrits. Now God says not 
to look upon the wine cup when it is red, when it moves itself aright, 
when it gives its color in the cup. - Man says, "Not so;" and not 
only so; but says, " Drink, it will not hurt you." God says at last, 
"It biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder;" but some 
Chistians savs, " Not so, it will do. you good." And again, Christ 
says, that a man who eats and drinks with the drunken he will cut 
him asunder and appoint him his portion with the hypocrits ; Chris- 
tians say, he will go to heaven. Now in conclusion, let me say, 
that the use of strong drink hfes blighted our churches and has 
crowded our insane asylums and penitentiaries with its victims. Oh . 
May God help every Christian to help put this evil down. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. Preston, Chairman. 



REPORT ON SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 

Dear Brethren: While we can not make anything like as 
good a report as we would like to do, yet there has been a gradual 
increase in the work for the last four years. % 

In 1894 there were only seven Sunday-schools in our Associ- 
ation ; in 1895 there were eleven Sunday-schools ; in 1896 there were 
thirteen Sunday-schools. This year seventeen churches report Sun- 
day-schools. We are very glad to note this increase, but among 



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these seventeen Sunday-schools there are only five that continue 
during the entire year. 

We notice that the Sunday-school church is a missionary 
church, and the missionary preacher is a Sunday-school preacher, 
and when preachers, deacons, superintendents and members are Sun- 
day-school workers there is always a live, energetic, spiritual church, 
and when otherwise the church is cold, formal and unmissionary. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. Dunn, Chairman. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

We, your committee, beg leave to submit the following : 

The history of ministerial education is inseparably connected 
with the history of the Baptist people in the state of Alabama. 
Indeed, our forefathers in the Baptist faith had in view in establish- 
ing our institutions of learning the most thorough preparation of our 
ministry for the Master's work. 

This need of preparation has been felt more and more as the 
history of our country is made and men advance along every line of 
progress. We do not speak in respect, exclusively, of a thorough 
collegiate or seminary training when we suggest that one of the 
greatest needs of our work is a trained ministry, but we mention the 
thought that some training and special ministerial and pastoral help 
is greatly demanded if our people are developed in God's work 
among our many churches growing up all over this land of ours. 
This much being granted, we suggest that many avenues are already 
open by which our preachers, who may be interested and who may 
receive encouragement from the churches, may enter in and clothe 
themselves with such help as they may need under God for His work. 

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary offers superior 
advantages for ministerial education for all classes of preachers. 
Howard College, our own state institution, stands with open doors 
bidding our brethren enter, and finally, but not the least of all, is the 
Institute work and Correspondence Course offered to our brethren 
and very ably conduced by Rev. G. S. Anderson, who is with us this 
session. This work comes to the pastor on the field and bids him 
come and get strength for future labors. 

Your committee suggests that the Association appoint an Insti- 
tute Committee to work up this part of ministerial education for the 
ensuing year in our bounds. 

Many of our sister Associations are assisting in this work of 
education by words of encouragement and by giving their means for 
support, and it seems high time for the Carey Association to awake 
out of sleep, for our responsibilities are greater than ever before and 
God's hand is pointing the way of duty. 

Brethren, let us do something for this good cause, knowing that 
on this effort depends largely the future development of our church 
members in individual responsibility in the work of Jesus Christ on 
earth. 

Respectfully, 

J. R. Conger, 

Chairman. 



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REPORT ON ORPHANS' HOME. 

Its name is Louise Short Baptist Widows' and Orphan's Home 

of Alabama. M 

The first steps taken towards its establishment was when Mrs. 
M. L. B. Woodson made known to the State Baptist Convention in 
November '90, that she would give all her real estate for the mainte- 
nance of the Baptist Widows' and Orphans' Home of Alabama. 

The Home was temporarily located al Evergreen, January 16, 
1893, the present Financial Secretary being asked to take the man- 
agement of it, without remuneration, he being then pastor at Ever- 
green. 

March 10, 1893, in a small rented house, the Home was opened 
to receive the first inmates. By November of that year we had re- 
ceived 22 children, and the trustees decided to locate the home per- 
manentlv. 

After daily advertising for bids for a location, Evergreen was 
chosen, and property purchased, consisting of 80 acres of land lying 
on Main street, 30 of which is in cultivation, 30 in pasture and 20 in 

woods. 

The buildings were a ten room brick house, and three tenant 

houses. , U- U •.!. • 

The purchase price of the property was $5,000, which with in- 
terest on the deferred payments amounted to $5,400.33, which has 
been paid. 

The boys are taught to do farm work, and the girls do various 

kinds of house work. 

All that are old enough attend the Southwestern Alabama Agri- 
cultural School, where no tuition is charged, the matriculation and 
incidental fees amounting to about $5.00 to $10.00 per year for each 

pupil. 

All attend Sunday-school and church. 

The current expenses amount to about $6.00 per month for each 

child. 

Since the Home was started there have been gathered into it 33 
boys and 37 girls, and out of it have gone by apprenticeship 2 boys; 
returned to their people 5 boys, 4 girls; by adoption 10 boys, 12 
girls, leaving in the Home 16 boys, 21 girls. - 

Important improvements are being made in arrangement of the 
Home by which we are to have eleven new rooms added, and all the 
old ones renovated. 

Money is greatly needed to complete this work and pay for food 
for the children. Will not the churches, Sunday-schools, Mission- 
ary Societies and friends remember us and send regular contribu- 
tions. ,, 

The children have come from nineteen counties as follows: 

Barbour, 3 ; Butler, 3 ; Conecuh, 2 ; Escambia, 7 ; Lee, 3 ; Ma- 
rengo, 4; Montgomery, 2 ; Bibb, 2; Chambers, 1; Covington, 8; 
Limestone, 1; Monroe, 4; Pike, 2; Russell, 1 ; Talladega, 8: Talla- 
poosa, 2; Tuscaloosa, 3; Walker 6; Jefferson, 8. 
. J. C Motley, 

M. A. Johnson, 
J. T. Mountain, 

Committee. 

If our friends will help us right soon we can get the house 
so we can move back In it. We are now crowded into six rooms, on 



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account of repairs being made on the main house. It takes about 
J^ooVday ^ pay our current expense. Oh, that our people would 
help us care for these poor children. Very truly, 

John W. Stewart, 

Financial Secre*«*y. 






REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

We, your Committe, on Finance, submit the following report : 

We find for minutes, cash $53 8 5 

Bible and Colportage — 

Cash 62 25 

Voucher • 2 °5— W 3° 

Home Missions — . , 

Cash 40 67 

Voucher 5 75— 4° 4* 

Foreign Missions — 

Cash • • • 54 ]2 

Voucher • • 33 6l — 8 7 /3 

State Missions — 

Cash 54 94 

Voucher 33 P7— » Ix 

Orphans' Home — 

Cash 7 45 

Voucher 25 52— 32 97 

Ministerial Education — 

Voucher. 2 50— 2 50 

Exp. of del. to S. B. Convention- 
Voucher 5 10— 5 IO 

Indigent Ministers — 

Cash 35— 35 

Howard College — 

Voucher 5 °°— 5 00 

Greensboro House — 

Voucher 2 qq— 2 00 

Total amount cash • $273 63 

Total amount vouchers • • XI 4 7° 

Grand total • • - $ 3^8 33 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. J. Ingram, 

M. W. Whatley, 

O. T. Smith, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

We, your committee, appointed Eld. W. T. Davis, Evangelist 
and Colporteur to do not exceeding five months' work at a salary of 
twenty-five dollars per month, to be paid out of money sent up for 
this work, or state mission money undirected ; work to begin in April, 



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1897 • Amount of work done to be reported to the Carey Baptist 
Association at its coming session. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. D. Haynes, W. P. Bell, 

A. P. Oslin, Z. T. Carpenter, 

E. A. Phillips,. 

Committee. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 
Dr. 

To amount received from : 

Finance Committee $273 63 

General Collection for Orphans' Home 11 02 

General Collection for State Missions ..... 10 75 
General Collection to make up shortage on 

amount due W. T. Davis 20 35 

Total .....:.. $315 75 

Cr. 

By am't voucher from W. C. Bledsoe $157 53 

By am't voucher from W. C. Bledsoe 11 02 

By am't paid W. T. Davis through order of Ex. Com. ... 10 75 

By am't voucher from W. T. Davis 62 25 

By am't voucher from W. T. Davis 20 35; 

By am't paid for minutes, including Clerk's services .... 53 85 

Total $3i5 75 






STANDING COMMITTEES. 

State Missions — C. J. Bentley, J. W. Walker, G. Hamlin. 

Home Missions — M. W. Whatley, Z. T. Carpenter, Munk 

Ingram. 
Foreign Missions — J. R, Conger, F. J. Ingram, W. H. Harvell. 
Executive Committee — W..D. Haynes, E. A. Phillips, W. P. Bell, 

A. P. Oslin, Y. J. A. Bartlett. 
Bible and Colportage Work — J. C Motley, J. A. Dunn, L. B. 

Champion. 
Sabbath-schools — R. M. Allen, J. T. Mountain, W. D. Tidwell. 
Temperance — J. J. McCord, J. M. Moore, W. M. Worthey. 
Periodicals— *W. C. Books, B. F. Luker, W. J. Williams. 
Orphans' Home — W. O. Jenkins, R. J. Adamson, H. M. Weaver. 



CORRESPONDING LETTER. 

Brethren — We feel grateful for the attendance upon our ses- 
sion just closed, of so many visiting. brethren from other associations 
— men whose lives are given largely to advancing the cause of our 
Master. 

Herein are named our regularly accredited delegates to your 
respective bodies. Fraternally, 

Clerk. 



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NAMES \ND ADDRESSES OF MINISTERS. 



ORDAINED. 



W. T. Davis, Lin ville. 

J. W. Knowles, I leville. 

W. O. Jenkins, L. eville; 

M. B. Garrett, L ; eville. 

C. J. Bentley, Asl land. 

W. C. Brooks, As. land. 

J. N. Moore, Ashl nd. 

M. M. Driver, Mn erville. 

W. H. Harvell, M llerville. 

R. M. Allen, Emu kfaw. 

M. A. Johnson, N .v Site. 

A. J. Browning, S van. 

R. J. Adamson, O. ilia. 

I. F. Morgan, Ch; idler Springs. 

W. H. Johnston, I "handler Springs. 



W. M. Worthy, Maitland. 

R. E. Conger, Hackneyville. 

J. R. Conger, Hackneyville. 

J. A. Dunn. Daviston. 

J. C. Motley, Daviston. 

J. J. McCord, Gibsonville. 

C. I. Wesley, Chandler Springs. 

B. B. Cotton, Chandler Springs. 

Alex Allen, New Site. 

W. H. Preston, Barfield. 

J. W. Stephens, Barfield. 

B. F. Fargason, Motley. 

James Muncus, Almond. 

Oscar Johnson, Almond. 

R. M. Dewberry, Cowpens. 



LICENTIATES. 



R. E. Willinghar , Almond. 

J. L. Joiner, Maitl nd. 

J. Willingham, Di gler. 

G. W. McMullin, Wheelerville. 

G. R. Wolf, Lint ille. 

N. D. Parker, Mi. tland. 



J. T. Anderson, Millerville. 

J. M. Fant, Daviston. 

D. R. Laney, Daviston. 

S. Bennet, Daviston. 

J. W. Dean, Miller Valley. 

J.W.Carden, Chandler Springs. 



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CONSTITUTION. 



1. This Association shall meet annually as an advisory council, 
and shall be composed of messengers chosen by the churches of this 
union, and all regularly ordained ministers of our faith and order 
within the bounds of the body. 

2. Each church shall be entitled to two messengers, irrespec- 
tive of numbers, and one for every additional fifty thereafter over 
fifty. 

3. The messengers and ministers thus convened shall be de- 
nominated the Carey Baptist Association. 

4. This Association shall have a Moderator and Clerk, who 
shall be chosen by the members present at each session, and shall be 
of the body, holding their offices until the next election. The Clerk 
shall also be Treasurer of the Association. 

5. The churches of this union shall express in their letters the 
names of their messengers and their postoffices, Sabbath of meeting, 
amount of contributions, number baptized, received by letter, re- 
stored to fellowship, dismissed, excommunicated and dead since the 
last session of this Association. 

6. No act of the Association shall be binding on the churches, 
but it shall be its duty to give advice in matters of difficulty and en- 
deavor to preserve the union of the churches. 

7. If any churches desire to be admitted into this union they 
shall petition by letter and messengers, and upon examination, if 
found orthodox and orderly, shall be received by the Association. 

8. Any church may withdraw from this Association at discre- 
tion, or, on application, may obtain a letter of dismission. 

9. This Association shall use her own discretion as respects the 
cause of missions, leaving the churches and members to exercise their 
own opinion in such cases. 

10. If any church in thh> union shall become offended with a 
sister church in the point of faith or practice, it shall be the duty of 
the aggrieved church to endeavor to reclaim the church thus offend- 
ing, and if satisfaction cannot be obtained, the aggrieved church shall 
then call in the aid of one or two other churches to act with the first 
two assisting churches; and it shall be the duty of the churches thus 
called, to ivestigate and decide upon the matter of dealing and to re- 
port the same to the Association; and if the said accused church be 
guilty as charged, the Association shall withdraw from her. 

11. This Association may correspond with other Associations 
and Conventions of the same faith and order, and withdraw her cor- 
respondence at discretion. 

12. Amendments to this Constitution may be made by two- 
thirds of the members in session. 

13. This Association may have power to adjourn to any time 
and place she may deem most convenient. 






ABSTRACT OF PRINCIPLES. 



1. We believe in only one true and living God and that there 
are three persons in the Godhead, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

2. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testa- 
ments are the word of God and the only rule of faith and practice. 

3. We believe in the doctrine of eternal and particular election. 

4. We believe in the doctrine of original sin and the impotency 
of man to recover himself from the fallen state he is in by his own 
free will and ability. 

5. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only 
by the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. 

6. We believe that God's elect shall be called, regenerated and 
sanctified by the Holy Ghost, and that the saints shall persevere in 
grace and never finally fall away. 

7. We believe that Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordi- 
nances of Jesus Christ, and that true believers are the only proper 
subjects of the ordinances, and that immersion only is baptism. 

8. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and a general 
judgment, and that the punishment of the wicked will be everlasting 
and the joys of the righteous will be eternal. 



RULES OF DECORUri. 



1. This Association shall be opened and closed with prayer. 

2. Call for Letters from churches and enroll the names of mes- 
sengers. 

3. Proceed to election of Moderator and Clerk. 

4. Call for Petioncry Letters from churches desiring admis- 
sion into this body. 

5. Appoint Committees on Preaching and Finance. 

6. Receive correspondents. 

7. Dctibs of Moderator. — It shall be the duty of the Moder- 
ator to call the members to order before the Association ; to receive 
and submit all questions regularly moved, and announce the result; 
to enforce the observance of decorum in debate among the members, 
and in general to perform all the duties incumbent upon a presiding 
officer. 

8. Duties of Clerk. — It shall be the duty of the clerk of the 
Association to keep a fair record of the proceedings ; to notify com- 
mittees of their appointment ; to preserve the papers belonging to 
the Association, and to attend to the printing of the minutes, for 
which he shall receive a reasonable compensation. 

9. Duties of Members. — Members rising to speak shall ad- 
dress the Moderator. 2. Any member,in speaking,shall confine him- 
self to the subject under consideration. 3 No member shall speak 
more than thrice on the same subject without permission from the 
Moderator. 4. No member will be permitted to indulge in talking 
or whispering, or. any indecorus conduct, to the annoyance of the 
body in time of debate. 5. No member shall absent himself from 
the body without permission of the Moderator. 

10. These Rules may be altered by a majority of the members 
at a regular session of this body. 



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STATISTICS OF= CKHEV BHPTIST HSSOCIHTION, 1S97. 



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* -itioch . . . . 
J ntioch . . . . 

shland . . . . 

' chel 

] iwden Grove . 
(. mcord . . . . 

C >rintb 

C <unty Line . . 
T aviston . . . . 
I riendship . . . 

• ood Hope . . . 
■atchett Creek 

olley Springs . 

1 berty 

ineville . . . . 



'. "stra 

lillerville . , . . 

lount Calvary . . 

fount Olive . . . 
; -ount Pisgah . . 
? ount Pleasant . 
A ount Prospect . 
? lount Zion . . . 
A ountain Springs 
y ount Lebanon 
Is jw Hope .... 
y ew Salem .... 
Poll Bridge. . . . 
1 roviden e . . . . 
jckv Creek . . . 

ock'Hill ;-..-. 
Hock Springs. . . 

Salem 

Sardis 

Shiloh 

^ringHill .... 

nion .... 

nion Hill .... 

ion Hill 



Tallapoosa 

Clay 

Clay 

Clav 

^lay 

Clay 

Clay 

Clay 

I'aiiapoosa 

Clay . . 

Clay . . 

Clay . . 

Clay . . 

Clay . . 

Clay . . 

Clay . . 

Clay . . 

Clay . . 

Clay . . 

Clay . . 

Clay . . 

Randolph 

Clay . . 

Chambers 

Clay . . 

Randolph 

Tallapoosa 

Clay . . . 

Tallapoosa 

Tallapoosa 

Talladega 

Clay 

Clay 

Clay 

Clay 

Clay 

Clay 

Clay 

Tallapoosa 



Pastor. 



J. A. Dunn . . 
C. I. Wesley . 
C. J. Bentley . 
H. C. Knight . 
Wm. H. Johnson 
J. A. Shaddix 
R. M. Allen . 
W. H. Preston 
J. L. Gregory 

B. B. Cotton . 
W. H. Preston 
W. H. Johnson 
A. C. Johnson 
W. T. Davis . 
J. R. Stodghill 
W. M. Worthy 

C. J. Bentley . 
R. M. Allen . 
H. R. Moore . 
W. A. Johnson 
W. H. Preston 
J. A. Shaddix . 
J. W. Jones 
M. A. Johnson 

R. J. Adamson 
M. A. Tohnson 
W. C. Brooks 

Conger . 

Moore . 



J. R. < 

J. N. 



iS. J. Ingram . 
|W. M Worthy 
W. T. Davis . 
JW. M. Garrett 
C. J. Bentley . 
W. M. Worthy 
H. Ingram . . 
R.M.Allen . 



Clerk. 



L. B. Champion 
W. D. Parsons . 
R. L. Black . . 
I A. W. Brewer . 
W. V. Thomas . 
T. S. Barton 
J. F. Carter 
H. H. Beard 
,0. J. Ison . 
M. M. Horn 
H. Griffin 

L. Ingram 

L. Jordan 

E. Upchurch . 

. T. Smith . . 
T. E. Runyan . 
Felix Parsons . 
!R. W. Clay brooks 
J. W. Wright . 
A. J. Mathis . . 
Y. J. A. Bartlett 
W. F. Strickland 

t, W. Hughes 
. H. Bishop 



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Farrow 
Cook . 
G. L. Griffin 
G. T. Vernon 
P. W. Mahan 



] . B. Luker 
iW. M. Farrow 

. W. Hooton 

. F. Preston . 

. T. Bonner . 

.A. Motley . 
W. J. Williams 



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Chandler Springs 
Ashland .... 

Goldville 

Flat Rock . . . 
Moseley . . . 
vVesobulga . . 
Mellow Valley . 
Daviston .... 
Chandler Springs 
Lineville .... 
Hatchett Creek 
Almon ... 

Ashland . .- . , 
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Ashland .... 
Millerville . . . 
Emuckfaw . . , 
Tomato .... 
Ayrshire .... 
Barfield .... 

Olelia 

Millerville . . . 
Btosworth .... 

Swan ...... 

New Site .... 

Chandler Springs 

Hackneyville 

Cowpen 



Elias . . . 
Wesobulga 
Gibsonville 
Maitland 
Idaho . . 
Motley . 
Coleta . 
Zana . . 



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Church. 




Antioch (Tallapoosa) 

Ashland 

Antioch (Clay) 

Bethel 

Bowden Grove 

Concord 

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County Line 

Daviston [ 5 

Friendship 

Good Hope 2 

Hatchett Creek 
Hollev Springs 

Liberty j 37$ 

Liueville I 13 06 

I-ystra . . 

Millerville ......... i 2 75 

Mount Calvary j . . . . . 

Mount Olive 

Mount Pis£ah 

Mount Pleasant 

Mount Prospect 

Mount Zion 

Mountain Springs 

New Hope .... 

New Salem . . . . 

Poll Bridge 

Providence 

Rocky Creek 

Kock'Springs 

Salem 

St 

Sliiloh 

Sprinp Hill 

Union 

Union Hill 

Zion Hill 

NOTE.— Lineville, 
school expenses; Ashlan 



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